Incoming: Removal of the Add-on SDK

Kris Maglione kmaglione at mozilla.com
Wed Aug 9 22:37:25 UTC 2017


Patches have just landed[1] on inbound that remove most of the 
Add-on SDK. When these merge, it will no longer be possible to 
run SDK add-ons on Nightly, or use most of its modules from 
Firefox code.

The only parts of the SDK that will continue to ship are the 
module loader and a small number of utility modules that are 
still used by devtools. In the near future, most of those should 
be phased out too, as devtools phase out uses of the remaining 
modules, and move to a simplified loader without the overhead 
and baggage the SDK loader has maintained for the sake of add-on 
compatibility.

If you run into any issues as a result of this removal, please 
file bugs blocking [1].

Thanks


[1]: https://bugzil.la/1350646


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